by yossi | August 25, 2010 4:36 pm
Singer Yuval Tayeb launches a new hit which will get everyone going – a musical prayer for unity for the coming year. This latest hit Am Echad was written by the leading writers piyyutim, composed by Adi Leon, lyrics by Arlette Safadia, the unique arrangement is by Dudu Kuma.
Taib has been singing piyyutim since the age of eight. Even then his father sensed that his considerable talent needed polishing and sent him to learn voice production and classical violin. Along with his school lessons, the youngster listened to the leading lights in Arabic music, such as Um Kaltoum, Abdul Wahab, Abed Halim, Farid Al-Atrash and others. Since then he has brought out a number of albums, sung duets with the leading singers in the country and studied with top musicologists. Today, Tayeb is considered, despite his youth, to be a walking encyclopaedia on everything in the realm of Arabic music. An expert in Egyptian music, he takes calls from professionals seeking his advice on the source of melodies and maqams. Yuval Tayeb lectures in the history of poetry and piyyutim at various academic institutions, among others at a “secret” course at the Hebrew University in Jerusalem
His previous single, his version of Halleluya, garnered much success and was frequently played by the frum radio stations. Yuval believes that through music it is possible to bring the various parts of Am Yisrael together. “Now on the eve of Rosh Hashana 5771, all the Jewish People needs can be summed up in two words – emunah and achdus. It’s hard to get the point across because there’s no time. It’s lucky we have music” Says Tayeb.
The complete album is due to be released after the chagim.
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